If you find yourself stuck in a ditch this winter you need to be prepared.

OPP Constable Catherine Yarmel says if you’re heading out in a snowstorm, you should always keep track of where you are.

Yarmel also says that if you’re stranded with your vehicle, it’s best to stay in it and call a tow-truck instead of looking for nearby shelter. Police say it’s import to make sure your vehicle has an emergency kit with blankets, candles, food, and water.

With files from Matt Latour.